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tv   Right This Minute  ABC  September 14, 2012 2:30pm-3:00pm EDT

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hello, everybody, i'm beth troutman. it's friday that means an all-new "rtm" countdown. our pick of the day's best videos, "right this minute." hikers spot a long, dark shaft with a furry surprise. that is a koala. see why it took more than one rescue to get to the happy ending. >> oh! >> firefighters face exploding glass, searing heat and flames to rescue a pregnant woman and a child. see the helmetcam footage that captures exactly -- >> a brave guy going into a burning building. >> you feel like you're there,
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li you're a part of it. >> taabe. flying toe mamato is his fear of facial hair. >> sometimes you got to let something go. >> and it may look like this guy has the best job in the world, but see why the topless trampoline circuit isn't all it's cracked up to be. >> why didn't i see the -- >> let's start counting down today's best videos. we have a fantastic number one, but first at number ten, a bear of a fall. >> you're out on a nature walk. you see this mine shaft. what are you supposed to do if you're at the university in victoria, australia? go down in it. >> you see down there. >> oh, boy. >> what is it? >> that is a koala. >> oh. >> oh, he fell down. >> yeah, so the first attempt, he fell. so the thing, he starts climbing and watch what happens. >> yeah. he's coming up.
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starting to come up. >> oh, my gosh. >> they don't know how long this little guy has been down there. he could be weak. he could be hungry. he could be many things. he hasn't had fwhaert who knows how long but he's trying to climb up and they don't want to interfere because you don't really want to interfere with wildlife. >> breaks my little heart. down in a hole. >> he figured it out in no time. they put down a branch. he's like, all right. i'm outta here. >> this adventure is not over. >> are you kidding me? >> he fell back in here. here it is in slow motion. >> oh. he already was out and now -- >> oh -- >> i feel like he got hurt. >> he's climbed a lot of trees. >> watch that. everything is okay with the little koala. >> don't climb the tree near the hole. >> in the hole again? >> no, he doesn't fall again. this is it for him. third time's a charm. >> i know it's probably wrong, but i want to pick him up, hug
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him and -- >> he would scratch your eyes out. >> ah. >> he would have known. number nine on today's "rtm" top ten countdown caught on camera, courageous volunteers. >> two minutes, guys. i talked with a volunteer fire department responding to a house fire in west manchester township. this is in pennsylvania. we're getting to seie these gip fight this blaze up close and personal because one of these guys had a helmetcam. three people had to be rescued including a small child and a young pregnant woman. everyone made it out safe, but just listen to some of this. >> ah --
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good afternoon. i'm dave muir here at abc news head quarters in new york. we're interrupting your regular program to bring you powerful images unfoaling at this hour. these images from moments ago. andrews air force base. known as joint base andrews as well. the caskets carrying the four americans killed in libya about to be brought in. among those killed, chris stevens, sean smith, glen doherty, tyrone woods. you can see the caskets coming off the planes. chris stevens was a diplomat and served two tours in libya. sean smith was an air force veteran. he was an information specialist. glen doherty, a former navy s.e.a.l., he was 42. his sister saying he was the best of the best. he wouldn't have gone down for
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some protest over a movie. this was a serious, well-planned, well-executed attack. he was good at what he did, her wos. and tyrone woods. three sons, family member saying he loved life, loved adrenaline. you could not find a more skilled s.e.a.l. than him. live pictures. secretary clinton there, president obama. the families have gathered there in the hangar, as well, we're told. earlier in the week, the president reaching out to the family of ambassador stevens. both have spoken in recent days of the work of these four in libya. the secretary of state, hillary clinton, talking about her own faith, saying refraining from violence is not a sign of weakness in one's faith, it's absolutely the opposite. a sign that one's faith sun shakele. she said we can pledge that when
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ever one person speaks out in hate and bigotry, ten voices can answer. we're expecting to hear from secretary of state clinton as well as the president on the take, on the loss of four americans in libya earlier this week on the anniversary of 9/11. we want to join our senior foreign affairs reporter, martha raddatz. we'll hear from you in a moment. >> mr. president, mr. vice president, secretary panetta, secretary powell, mrs. powell. family members of the four patriots and heroes we bring home. members of the state department family. ladies and gentlemen. today, we bring home four americans who gave their lives for our country and our values.
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to the families of our fallen colleagues, i offer our most heart-felt condolences and deepest gratitude. sean smith joined the state department after six years in the air force. he was respected as an expert on technology by colleagues in baghdad, montreal, and the hague. he enrolled in correspondence courses at penn state and had high hopes for the future. sean leaves behind a loving wife, heather, two young children, samantha and nathan, and scores of grieving family, friends, and colleagues.
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and that's just in this world. because online, in the virtual world that sean helped create, he is also being mourned by countless competitors, collaborators, and gamers. who shared his passion. tyrone woods, known to most as rone, spent two decades as a navy s.e.a.l., serving multiple tours in iraq and afghanistan. since 2010, he protected american diplomatic personnel in dangerous posts from central america to the middle east. he had the hands of a healer. as well as the arms of a warrior. earning distinction as a
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registered nurse and certified paramedic. our hearts go out to tyrone's wife, dorothy, and his three sons, tyrone jr., hunter, and kai, born just a few months ago, along with his grieving family, friends, and colleagues. glen doherty, who went by bub, was also a former s.e.a.l. and an experienced paramedic. , too, died as he lived. serving his country and protecting his colleagues. glen deployed to some of the most dangerous places on earth, including iraq and afghanistan. always putting his life on the line to safeguard other americans. our thoughts and prayers are
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with glen's father, bernard, his mother, barbara, his brother, gregory, his sister, kathleen. and their grieving families, friends, and colleagues. i was honored to know ambassador chris stevens. i want to thank his parents and siblings who are here today for sharing chris with us and with our country. what a wonderful gift you gave us. over his distinguished career in the foreign service, he won friends for united states in far-flung places. he made those people's hopes his own. he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tyrant. he gave his life helping them build a better country.
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people loved to work with chris. and as he rose through the ranks, they loved to work for chris. he was known not only for his courage, but for his smile. goofy but contagious. for his sense of fun and that california cool. in the days since the attack, so many libyans, including the ambassador from libya to the united states, who is with us today, have expressed their sorrow and their solidarity. one young woman, her head covered and her eyes haunted with sadness, held up a hand-written sign that said, thugs and killers don't represent benghazi, nor islam. the president of the palestinian
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authority who worked closely with chris sent me a letter remembering his energy and integrity and deploring, and i quote, an act of ugly terror. many others from across the middle east and north africa have offered similar sentiments. this has been a difficult week. for the state department, and for our country. we have seen the heavy assault on our posts in benghazi, that took the lives of those brave men. we have seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over an awful, internet video that we had nothing to do with. it is hard for the american people to make sense of that because it is senseless. and it is totally unacceptable.
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the people of egypt, libya, yemen, and tunisia did not trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob. reasonable people and responsible leaders in these countries need to do everything they can to restore security and hold accountable those behind these violent acts. and we will, under the president's leadership, keep taking steps to protect our personnel around the world. there will be more difficult days ahead. but it is important that we don't lose sight of the fundamental fact that america must keep leading the world. we owe it to those four men to continue the long, hard work of
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diplomacy. i am enormously proud of the men and women of the state department. i am proud of all those across our government, civilian and military alike, who represent america abroad. they help make the united states the greatest force for peace, progress, and human dignity the world has ever known. if the last few days teach us anything, let it be this. that this work, and the men and women who risk their lives to do it, are at the heart of what makes america great and good. so we will wipe away our tears, stiffen our spines, and face the future undaunted. and we will do it together.
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protecting and helping one another. just like sean, tyrone, glen, and chris always did. may god bless them. and grant their families peace and solace. and may god continue to bless the united states of america. and now, let me have the great honor of introducing someone who came to the state department earlier this week to grieve with us, he well understands and values the work that these men were doing for our country. the president of the united states.
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>> scripture teaches us greater love hath no man than this. that a man lay down his life for his friends. glen doherty never shied from adventure. he believed that in his life, he could make a difference. a calling he fulfilled as navy s.e.a.l. he served with distinction in iraq and worked in afghanistan. and there in benghazi, as he tended to others, he laid down his life. loyal as always, protecting his friends. today, glen is home.
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tyrone woods devoted 20 years of his life to the s.e.a.l.s. the consummate quiet professional. at the salty frog bar, they might not have known but rone also served in iraq and afghanistan. and there in benghazi, he was far from dorothy, tyrone jr., hunter, and little kai. and he laid down his life as he would have for them, protecting his friends.ome. sean smith, it seems, lived to serve. first in the air force. then with you at the state department. he knew the perils of this calling. from his time in baghdad. and there in benghazi, far from home, he surely thought of heather, samantha, and nathan,
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and he laid down his life in service to us all. today, sean is home. chris stevens was everything america could want in an ambassador, as the whole country has come to see. how he first went to the region as a young man in the peace corps. how during the revolution, he arrived in libya on the cargo ship. how he believed in libya and its po people, and how they loved him back. and there in benghazi, he laid down his life for his friends. libyan and american. and for us all. today, chris is home. four americans, four patriots. they loved this country. they chose to serve it and
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served it well. they had a mission. and they believed in it. they knew the danger. and they accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal. they lived it. they embodied it. the courage. the hope. and yes, the idealism. that fundamental american belief that we can leave this world a little better than before. that's who they were. that's who we are. if we want to truly honor their memory, it's who we must always be. i know that this awful loss, terrible images of recent days,
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the pictures we're seeing again today, have caused some to question this work. and there is no doubt these are difficult days. in moments such as this, so much anger, violence, even the most hopeful among us must wonder. but amid all the images of this week, think of the libyans who took to the streets with homemade signs expressing gratitude to the american who believed in what we could achieve together. a sign man wanted all of us to hear. chris stevens was a friend to all libyans. chris stevens was a friend. that's the message these four patriotsent. that's the message that each of you sends every day.
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civilians, military, to people in every corner of the world. that america is a friend. and that we care not just about our own country, about our own interests, but about theirs. that even as voices of suspicion and mistrust seek to divide countries and cultures from one another, the united states of america will never retreat from the world. we will never stop working for the dignity and freedom that every person deserves, whatever their creed. whatever their faith. that's the essence of american leadership. that's the spirit that sets us apart from other nations. this was their work in benghazi. this is the work we will carry on. to you, their families and colleagues, to all americans, know this.
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their sacrifice will never be forgotten. we will bring to justice those who took them from us. we will stand fast against the violence on our diplomatic missions. we will continue to do everything in our power to proe pekt americans serving overseas, whether that means increasing security at diplomatic posts, working with host countries that have an obligation to protect and making it clear justice will come to those who harm americans. most of all, even in our grief, we will be resolute. we are americans. we hold our head high. knowing that because of these patriots, because of you, this country that we love will always
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shine as a light unto the world. greater love hath no man than this. the man lay down his life for his friends. the flag they served under now carries them home. may god bless the memory of these men who laid down their lives for us all. may god watch over your families and all who loved them. and may god bless these united states of america. >> with their families looking on, president obama speaking of the four americans who lost their lives, saying today, glen, tyrone, sean, and chris, are home. >> we'll stand together for the national anthem as we rernd honor to the nation that these men loved and for which they died.
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♪ >> let us pray. almighty god, creator of us all and lover of the human race, we commend to your our brothers,
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chris, sean, dplen, and tyrone. to your mers physical hands receive them. strengthen them in your presence. give them your peace, amen. >> the president, the secretary of state, hillary clinton, now approaching the families of the four americans who were lost. the president saying moments ago to you, the families and colleagues, their sacrifices will never be forgotten. we will bring to justice the perpetrators. our foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz watching with me. i was struck by the secretary of state, almost with a message for the world saying the people in that part of the world did not trade tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob.
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>> those were powerful words, david. one word i would say would sum up both of the remarks by the president and the secretary, resolve. i'm struck by the sad, somber and powerful ceremonies. we have seen so many amerins come home in the last decade, thousands, soldiers, marines this is so unusual for the state department. it's the first time in over 30 years an ambassador has been killed by violence. the state department is not used to this. these are diplomats. chris stevens wasn't armed. they had security. but for the most part, they're going out to see people. i was reading the mission statement of the state department. shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the american people and people everywhere. that's how these people lived.
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that's how they died. there is nothing more powerful than seeing these caskets with the flag on top of them. i've been on the nights before. it's the most profound thing possible, david. >> profound, especially when you hear of the children left bend. tyrone woods children, wife dorothy, tyrone jr., hunter, kai, newly born. nathan and samantha smith, also remembered today at the service. the secretary of state talking about the california cool of chris stevens. his laugh, smile, personality. calling it goofy but contagious. colleagues in mourning this week. >> they are indeed. i know president obama's visit to the state department meant a great deal on that morning when they learned of ambassador
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stevens' death. people are truly in shock. there is resolve there. they want to move forward, do the job they have set out to do. and as you heard the secretary and the president say, they will continue to do that job despite the violence we have seen across north africa, across the middle east since then. and some very powerful words about that anti-muslim movie. secretary clinton very strong words about that. >> saying we had nothing to do with it. and, in fact, jake tapper, our chief white house correspondent also with me. new calls for restraint from the new president of egypt. >> that's right. president obama has been reaching out privately to the presidents of libya, yemen, egypt. urging them to provide calm and


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